06 November 2011

Spurgeon's Resolve

Your weekly dose of Spurgeon
posted by Phil Johnson

The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from The Spurgeon Archive. The following excerpt is from "The Blood Shed for Many," a sermon preached by Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle on Sunday morning, 3 July 1887.

ear friends, I am going to preach to you again upon the corner-stone of the gospel. How many times will this make, I wonder?

The doctrine of Christ crucified is always with me. As the Roman sentinel in Pompeii stood to his post even when the city was destroyed, so do I stand to the truth of the atonement though the Church is being buried beneath the boiling mud-showers of modern heresy. Everything else can wait, but this one truth must be proclaimed with a voice of thunder. Others may preach as they will, but as for this pulpit, it shall always resound with the substitution of Christ.

“God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Some may continually preach Christ as an example, and others may perpetually discourse upon His coming to glory: we also preach both of these, but mainly we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and to the Greeks foolishness; but to them that are saved Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

C. H. Spurgeon


Anonymous said...

Foolishness, indeed.

In our own wisdom, the things of God are nonsense. Praise be to God that His ways are higher than our ways! His love and mercies are everlasting.

Anonymous said...

would that more of our churches today would preach this!

donsands said...

Wonderful. That tasted so good.

You know, if we can't preach the truth in the culture we are in now, where it is simply others shaking their heads at us as we do, and them thinking the Gospel is a good thing sort of, but it's not all that stuff you keep preaching, then what will happen when the authorities tell us we had better not preach it, or else? There's no way those who are afraid to speak the truth now, in fear of making others upset, will ever preach the Word when it becomes very hazardous to our life.

May our Lord fill us all with courage, and love for Jesus, more than love for ourselves. Amen.